Samantha Ducloux Waltz was recently interviewed by Amy Hunold-VanGundy, co-editor of The Ultimate Runner. Samantha’s story, “My Running Partners,” appears in the anthology, which will be available in bookstores in May. Waltz’s interview, which also features other running stories and advice for writers, is available here.

Two of Samantha’s stories, “The Granddaddy” and “T-Shirt Tales,” will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners to be released July 13, 2010. In “The Granddaddy” she encounters the granddaddy of all bull moose on a running trail in Anchorage. In “T-Shirt Tales” she faces “The Wall” during the Cascade Runoff. Her book will be a fun gift for anyone who runs, hopes to run, or once upon a time tied on their running shoes and headed out the door.